Easter weekend is the perfect time to gather the family and bond over a lazy lunch and some tasty treats. It's also a great time to get crafty and competitive, seeing who can make the best Easter hat or basket. Why not enjoy the warmer weather and have your egg hunt outdoors, or bring brunch out into the garden? If you're stuck for how to enjoy this glorious 4-day weekend, we have some slightly alternative ideas about how you could enjoy your Easter:
1. The Egg Hunt
For an eco-friendly alternative to plastic eggs, opt for reusable wooden eggs that split into two. Experiment with natural fruit and veg dyes, providing an arts and crafts activity for the whole family to enjoy. You simply need to boil your selected ingredients in a saucepan and then simmer until you're satisfied with the colour. Run the dye through a strainer into a bowl and mix a few teaspoons of white wine vinegar, before dipping in your eggs. To create vibrant colours try frozen blueberries (blue), red cabbage/grape juice (purple), beets/frozen berries/cranberry juice (red), tumeric (yellow), spinach (green), orange juice (orange) or coffee ground (brown). Alternatively if you want to go down the more traditional route here are some more detailed DIY instructions found on My Poppet Makes . Now get cracking (hehe)!
2. The Alternative Easter Sunday Lunch
Sunday 27th March is National Paella day! Bring Spanish spice into your Spring by switching your Easter lamb for paella this year. This vegetarian paella recipe looks amazing!
3. Hot Cross Buns
Easter also brings warm, fluffy, and sticky fruit buns. The gorgeous bakery smell that wafts from the oven, or the toaster if you're impatient like me, drives everyone into the kitchen. This year, why not try this vegan-friendly chocolate hot cross bun recipe by Veggieful? They're deliciously indulgent and super simple to make. Plus, opting for the vegan mix makes them that little bit more guilt-free as you know no animals have been harmed for your ingredients and their carbon footprint is lower!
4. Easter Attire
Our organic cotton day dress is perfect combination of style and comfort, ideal for an active Easter weekend. Match it with our multicoloured sailor scarf and white cotton slip on plimsolls, great for running around the garden collecting eggs! Or wrap up in our classic grey boyfriend cardigan when you're snuggling on the sofa watching a family-friendly film.